The structure, function, and performance of the European economy since World War II. Emphasis is placed on description and analysis of European economic integration. Topics include: the origins and institutions of the European Union, creation of the customs union, unification of the internal market, monetary union, implementation of common policies for agriculture and competition, and social Europe.
Students are expected to participate orally in lecture and section. Grades are based on two essay examinations and one short paper. Enrollment is capped at 120. If enrolled students drop the course,after the cap is reached, then other students are admitted in order from the waiting list. Students who miss the first two days of class without permission are dropped automatically from the course.